Van Meeuwen

High-performance lubricants for marine & offshore

Improve reliability, safety and durability. Reduce risks and your total costs of ownership

In the marine & offshore industry Van Meeuwen is the specialized partner for every lubrication challenge. With a proven track record in every branch of industry, Van Meeuwen has been providing solutions in the form of high-performance lubricants and customized lubrication maintenance for over 85 years.

Van Meeuwen is proud to participate in all this. Are you looking for custom lubrication solutions (including biodegradable) for the specific applications and conditions in the shipping, the maritime and offshore sector? If so, please contact us by email or give us a call. Thank you for your interest.

Jackup Lubrication and our Lubcon Grizzly Grease

How can jackups be lubricated optimally and safely? Lubcon Grizzly Grease Bio has proven its capabilities.

Jackup lubrication

Jackup rigs or self-elevating units are so named because they are self-elevating with three, four, six and even eight movable legs that can be extended (“jacked”) above or below the hull. Jackups are towed or moved under self-propulsion to the site with the hull lowered to the water level, and the legs extended above the hull.

It may be clear that when lubrication on board of such platforms, this is preferably done with high-tech lubricants. The conditions under which the racks of a lifting platform must serve require a specific grease that is more environmentally friendly, withstands extreme high loads, is highly water-resistant and offers optimum protection against wear.

In collaboration with its specialist supplier Lubricant Consult GmbH from Germany, Van Meeuwen has developed a new generation biodegradable lubricating grease for these specific applications where biodegradability plays a very important role: Lubcon Grizzly Grease Bio 1-1000. Other applications where Grizzly Grease Bio 1-1000 can be used very well are wire ropes, bearings, bushes, cylinder and piston units and guideways.

Features and benefits of the Lubcon Grizzly Grease Bio 1-1000 making it extremely suitable for lubricating lifting platforms or so-called jackup systems:

Royal Purple Biomax, the EU Ecolabel and the VGP 2013

EU Ecolabel and the Vessel General Permit (VGP) 2013

Royal Purple Biomax™ Oil

Royal Purple Biomax™ Oil is a biodegradable synthetic lubricant with an extremely high lubricating film strength, specially developed for heavy-duty hydraulic systems and drivetrains. The oil can be used in environmentally critical applications, even in the most sensitive ecosystems.

For this, the Synerlec® additive technology is used to form a thicker and extremely strong lubricating film that effectively prevents metal-to-metal contact. The Extreme Pressure properties prevent wear under very heavy loads. The optimum adhesion of Biomax™ to surfaces ensures that rust and corrosion are prevented.

The revolutionary formulation of Biomax™ makes the oil is unaffected by the presence of water (no hydrolysis). Water can easily be drained when stationary. Royal Purple Biomax™ EAL Hydraulic Oil and Royal Purple Biomax™ EAL Gear Oil are EU Ecolabel certified and meet the requirements of Vessel General Permit (VGP) 2013

Wire rope lubrication for all types and under all conditions

Optimal wire rope lubrication!

Wire rope lubrication

Van Meeuwen speaks from experience. Leading companies in the offshore, dredging, port, lifting and crane sectors make frequent use of wire rope lubricants from Van Meeuwen under the most diverse operating conditions. From hoisting and pulling to stationary applications, with more environmentally friendly or non-toxic lubricants, under water, under high loads or in dusty conditions.

For hoisting and towing,
Green Point Biodegradable Wire Rope Lubricant

For rust-sensitive dusty conditions
Green Point Biodegradable Multi Purple Purpose Lubricant Penetrant

For severe outdoor environments
Green Point Wire Rope Coating Grease 0 or 2

Our products

Lubricants play an important role in extending the service life of equipment, and innovative products are increasingly setting new standards in performance and reliability. Therefore, we would like to present you some unique brands and products that will help you improve performance and reliability.

This high performance product line designed for conventional purposes has high anti-wear, anti-rust and anti-corrosion capacities. It is highly oxidative stable and has a naturally high and stable viscosity index and outstanding demulsifying properties.

Our Green Point® line exists of eco-friendly synthetic lubricants which are biodegradable, highly resistant to ageing and offer an excellent corrosion protection and anti-wear characteristics. There is no formation of lacquer and resin and the lubricants have a naturally high and stable viscosity index.

With proven value, Bel-Ray® is delivering superior business value for your marine and offshore applications. Well known for (biodegradable) wire rope applications. Penetration helps the lubricant get to the core, protecting the strands from abrasive wear and corrosion. As well as the sheaves and drums. With superior water displacement properties so that a positive lubricating film is provided, even on wet ropes and in a wide range of temperatures.

The LUBCON® Grizzly Grease range exists of innovative products, also being biodegradable and non-toxic. Classified as HOCNF category “yellow”, meaning it can be applied in coastal areas and offshore without restrictions. Excellent resistance to salt water, withstands extremely high loads, with high ageing stability and excellent performances in a wide range of temperatures (-40°C up to 140°C).

Provide excellent performance for use in sensitive environments. Environmentally responsible synthetic lubricants with an extremely high lubricating film strength specially developed for heavy-duty applications. Because of Royal Purple’s Synerlec® additive technology. Makes equipment run smoother, cooler, quieter, longer and more efficiently. Specially formulated for gear and hydraulic applications. Comply with the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP).